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Foster Care

Foster love, foster hope. The need is urgent. Half a million children and teens are in the foster care system nationwide. In North Carolina, more than 11,000 children live in foster care. Each year, Easterseals UCP (ESUCP) assists 270 foster care children in North Carolina. Our mission for foster care is to place children in loving, out-of-home care until the transition into a permanent home takes place.

Become a Foster Parent

Easterseals UCP’s inclusive foster care program helps make meaningful and life-changing connections. We serve a diverse group of children who are predominantly school-age and oftentimes living with behavioral and emotional challenges. In addition, many have been in the foster care system for an extended period of time and have experienced a wide range of trauma.

It's our vision is to see children in the foster care system reunified with their families when deemed safe and appropriate. Should a child need the services of a foster home, we'll provide the best out-of-home care possible until a more permanent plan can be achieved.

Easterseals UCP offers 3 types of foster care:

Traditional Foster Care box   Therapeutic Foster Care box   IAFT box

To get started, we know that successful foster parents love kids and want to help.

If you meet these two requirements, we’d like to hear from you! Easterseals UCP is proud to be inclusive—we welcome all individuals and families to join our foster care program.

We recruit nurturing families, offering 24-hour support, comprehensive initial and on-going training and financial reimbursement.

Learn more about how to become a foster parent with Easterseals UCP!

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Easterseals UCP’s Inclusive Foster Care Program Welcomes LGBTQ+ Parents. Read more about our inclusive foster care program.

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